A fun, personalized gift idea for Father’s Day (or any holiday/occasion)


I don’t know about you, but when it comes to buying a Father’s Day gift for my father and husband is easier said than done. I cringe every time I think of Father’s Day, their birthdays or Christmas because they are difficult to buy for. I never know what to get them. It actually stresses me out!

My father never, ever expresses any needs or wants. My husband is the same way, but I find it slightly easier to shop for my husband because he’s just a big kid at heart so when it doubt I can buy him a toy (he especially loves ones from his childhood), or something that has to do with his favorite team (the Dallas Cowboys).

Foods and treats are also a great option. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a sweet treat or yummy snack?

You can easily pick up any gift-like food/snack/sweet treat option. I think it makes it more special (and shows that you put more thought in the gift) if it’s personalized in some way.

If you have ever ordered something personalized you know that it can often increase the price of the item and/or it takes longer to have it delivered to you because it takes a while to personalize the item. Sometimes even the personalization can be limited (spaces, what it says…).

There is one gift option that would be great for Father’s Day or just about any holiday/special occasion that can be personalized in any way that you want. You can even add your own drawings and designs for no extra fee.

The item I am referring to is from the Popcorn Factory. It’s called the Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin.

The Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin comes in a white metal tin. It also comes with your choice of dry erase markers or permanent markers. You can use the markers to decorate the tin any way you’d like, add special message to the recipient and make it truly a customized/personalized product.

This two gallon tin comes with the trifecta of delicious popcorn flavors – butter, cheese and caramel. I personally love all three flavors.

The Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin makes a wonderful keepsake long after the popcorn has been enjoyed. Opt for permanent markers if you want the designs or handwritten sentiments to last forever. Or you can use the dry erase markers to re-purpose the tin and use it again and again.

I think this would be a fun gift for a graduate. Friends and family members can adorn it with congratulations and well wishes for the next step in their lives. The recipient can use the tin to hold supplies, accessories, or even more popcorn. If the student is going away to college the tin could hold a lot of items they will need. I personally think this is an AWESOME graduation gift.

I received one of these tins to review. My kids and I decorated it to gift to my husband (their father). The kit we received had the dry erase markers to that we can wipe it off when we are done with it and re-purpose it. Sadly the dry erase markers didn’t come off entirely. I need to get some rubbing alcohol. That should help to remove the stains/marks left behind.

The possibilities are endless with this fun tin of popcorn. I can think of many great occasions that this would make a wonderful gift for;

  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Graduation
  • Wedding
  • Engagement
  • Father’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • House Warming
  • Retirement
  • Job Promotion
  • Get Well Soon
  • Just Because

You can also gift this for any holiday and personalize it with your best holiday doodles. I LOVE to doodle so I’d have fun decorating this tin (pumpkins for Halloween, Christmas Trees for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day…).

If you have never had popcorn from The Popcorn Factory, let me tell you, you are missing out on something delicious.

We’re had popcorn from The Popcorn Factory in the past. Their popcorn always tastes freshly popped and very flavorful. They also provide you with a very generous amount. It’s enough to last one person a long time. Even my family of four can enjoy some of the popcorn here and there and it will last for a week or more.

I recommend putting some in a bowl and eat from that instead of directly out of the tin. When you eat out of the tin its easy to eat more than you anticipated you would. It’s all so good that you can’t stop from eating it. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. Ha Ha.

If designing and personalizing your own popcorn tin is not your style, The Popcorn Factory has plenty of other gift ideas for every holiday and occasion. They also have products to suit any budget. In addition they carry non-popcorn items too.

Here are just a FEW examples.

This is PERFECT for my outdoorsy brother!

S’mores flavored popcorn!

This is a GREAT gift idea for a new college student or recent graduate.

I think the Patriotic Kettle Corn (pictured above) would be a welcome treat at your Fourth of July party. It’s a great change of pace from the typical chips & dips and nachos & salsa. Your party guests will appreciate this extra special, colorful holiday treat.

You can learn more about these and other yummy goodies from The Popcorn Factory by visiting them online at ThePopcornFactory.com. You can also check them out on social media. All of their links are found towards the bottom of their website.

Have you ever enjoyed any goodies from The Popcorn Factory? If so, what was your experience with the brand? What product did you enjoy?

Would you gift someone a gift from The Popcorn Factory? What would you use the Decorate Your Own Popcorn Tin for?


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Give Dad the Gift of Gourmet for Father’s Day


Father’s Day is nearly upon us (June 18, 2017). Do you know what you’ll be gifting that special man in your life?

I don’t know about you, but I find shopping for a gift for the men in my life to be challenging. I find shopping for woman to be so much easier. Maybe that is because I’m a woman and I know what I like so I figure other woman like the same things.

I’ve always had a hard time shopping for the men in my life. My dad (paternal grandfather who raised me) never showed much interest in anything except baseball. My father (biological) never had a need for anything. If there was something he wanted he’d jut go out and buy it. As for my husband, he’s super hard to shop for. He has a lot of likes, but there are only so many Dallas Cowboys merchandise you can buy, and we already have too many movies and books. Even my son is hard to shop for these days. He’s almost 18 so he’s more into clothing.

If there is one thing many dads do enjoy it’s food. After all, who doesn’t love to eat?

Are you familiar with Omaha Steaks? Omaha Steaks is an online retailer that specializes in gourmet foods and treats.

Omaha Steaks has been around for as long a I can remember. My mom (paternal grandmother who raised me) used to buy from them often. The steaks she bought were strictly for the adults. Us kids were not allowed to enjoy the fine delicacies. It wasn’t until my late teen years that I had my first bite of a steak from Omaha Steaks.

Omaha Steaks has available a delicious bundle that would make the perfect gift for the hard to shop for man in your life. It’s called the Father’s Day T-Bone Gift Package. The package includes:

  • 30 oz. T-Bone
  • Gourmet Jumbo Franks
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • New York Cheesecake
  • 1 oz. Steak Seasoning
  • Omaha Steaks Sliders

Omaha Steaks was kind enough to send me the package to review.

I’ve never had a t-bone steak before. I have seen photos on the Internet and in magazines, but I have never tried one personally. WOW!!! Is it HUGE! I have never seen a steak so big and thick before.

We have not made the t-bone steak… yet. My husband wants to barbecue it on the grill. Since we are not allowed to have barbecues where we live (we live in a condo complex), we need to “borrow” someone else’s barbecue. As it so happens we’re going to a family members home in a few weeks and they have a barbecue. They have already told us that they have no problem tossing the t-bone steak on the grill along with the hamburger and hot dogs they plan on making.

In the mean time, I had no problem digging into the other goodies that came with the Father’s Day package.

I love cheesecake. It’s one of my favorite treats. The cheesecake that came with this package was out-of-this-world delicious. It was so creamy, just the way I like it.

The cheesecake was a nice size too. It was enough for my whole family to enjoy a slice withe plenty left over for seconds.

We haven’t made the hot dogs yet. We are saving those for the barbecue we’ll be attending in a few weeks. We are going to put them along side the t-bone steak when we cook it.

I’ve had Omaha Steaks hot dogs before. They taste fresh, unlike the kind you buy at the grocery store. They taste more like something you’d find in an expensive, fancy restaurant. They don’t taste like your average hot dogs. I also find them to be more meaty (thick, hearty) than regular hot dogs.

I prepared the Potatoes Au Gratin one night for dinner. My apologies for not having a picture of them. I was too involved into eating that I neglected to snap some photos.

When I make Potatoes Au Gratin I used a boxed mix with dried potatoes and dry ingredients (you mostly add water). Needless to say the Omaha Steaks Potatoes Au Gratin are much better than the store bought kind. The Omaha Steaks Potatoes Au Gratin tasted like someone had made them from scratch. Yummy!!!!

This package easily feeds a family of four. The package it’s self costs $59.99 which breaks down to approximately $15 per person. If you eat out often you know that it’s about the average price of a meal. In fact, when we eat out it often costs us more when you factor in beverages, appetizers and/or desserts.

If T-bone Steak is not your father’s/husband’s favorite cut of meat, that is OK. Omaha Steaks has plenty of other yummy bundles to choose from including the Father’s Day Family Feast and the Ultimate Ribeye Father’s Day package.

Omaha Steaks also carries poultry, seafood, appetizers, wine and dessert. They have a lot to offer including other bundles and items you can purchase individually.

If you’d like to learn more visit OmahaSteaks.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of those links are found on the bottom left of their website.

Have you ever purchased from Omaha Steaks before? If so, did you have a positive experience?

Do you think that special man in your life would appreciate any of these special Father’s Day packages? If so, which one?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.


*I received a free package to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.


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Check out this fun idea for a Summer project (or a cool Father’s Day gift idea)



Now that summer is here many children are already out of school celebrating their “freedom” for the next 8-10+ weeks.

Usually the first week or two if fun and exciting, but after that many children tend to get bored and whine those infamous words most parents hate to hear “I’m bored. There is nothing to do.” I whined those very same words when I was a child. In hindsight I should have savored all those free moments. Now that I am an adult and work all the time, I dream of a day when I can do nothing at all.

What children need is a project or activity they can do that will provide them with some entertainment. It’s a bonus if that activity/project is also educational.

Here is one idea that I came up with at work. I work with children doing before/after school care with the local school district.

Some of my afternoon kids and I were outside on the playground equipment. I took a glance at the app I have on my phone to see how many steps I have done that day. I have a goal of 10,000 steps Monday through Friday. So far this week I have done four out of five days over 10,000 steps.

One of the kids asked me what I was doing and I told him. I went on to tell him (and a few other kids) that getting 10,000+ steps in daily is good for you. One of the kid was wearing a pedometer on his sock and had already done 14,000+ steps that day.

Not only did this open up a discussion about health and exercise, but the kids also wanted to take my phone and walk around to see how many steps between places.

I think giving a pedometer to a child and challenge them to get 10,000+ steps in would be a fun and educational activity for children. You could even reward them when they reach over 10,000 steps.

Another fun idea that is also educational is to plant something. Not only would the child have the fun experience of planting something, but they also get to learn about the plant and watch it grow. In addition they would need to tend to the plant, which is also an activity they can do over the summer and beyond.


One plan suggestion would be a Venus Fly Trap.

I know some people will think that is an odd choice, but the plants are actually fascinating.

Venus Fly Traps are carnivorous plants, which mean they eat meat. Yes, that’s right – MEAT! They don’t for for steaks and hamburgers, but rather spiders, flies and other insects.

When an insect comes in contact with the Venus Fly Traps mouth it triggers something which causes the mouth to shut down on the insect, trapping it inside. Digestive enzymes then break down the victim so that the plant can consume it and it’s nutrients.

It sounds disgusting, but it really is fascinating to watch.

The website Calendars.com has a Venus Fly Trap kit you can purchase. It’s called the Venus Fly Trap Cube. It come with everything you need to grow you own Venus Fly Trap plants.

Calendars.com sent me one to review.


The kit come with the following;

  • Planting cube and lid
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Planter stick
  • Directions

Set up is easy. Simply place the potting soil disc into the planting cup and add 2 cup of distilled water (I used tap water). Once the disc dissolves you are left with very web potting soil.


Carefully remove the seeds from the packaging (the seeds are incredibly tiny!). Stick them into the oil about 1/8″ down and cover with soil.

Pop the lid on and place the container in a sunny window sill (ours is outside on a table – we don’t have a window sill).

The container helps to keep the plants warm and the humidity inside helps to keep thing moist. You can add extra water only when needed.

In about 8 weeks you’ll start to see the plants.

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Traps do go dormant. The directions provide you with complete care instructions.

I wish I had known about this kit months ago. I would have suggested it for a fun summer activity a long time ago. None the less kids can still enjoy it if you purchase it now. The kit is just $16.99 on Calendars.com.

This would also make a fun gift for Father’s Day. The kids can help dad to get the seeds planted, then dad can take it to work with him and grow it on his desk or office window. Dad can have fun watching the plants feed while he’s at work. It’s certainly a more creative gift idea than a tie or mug.

Calendars.com has plenty of other gift ideas for dads and grads too (don’t forget the graduates!). The also have plenty of products that would be fun to enjoy this summer.

Here are just a few ideas.


A fun football game dad can enjoy at the office or just about anywhere.

My afternoon kids have this game and they LOVE it. It’s a lot of fun. They laugh a lot when they play this too. This is a game kids and parents can both enjoy.


This is another creative gift idea for dad. I just recommend that you DON’T give it to him at work. LOL!


Another fun game the whole family can enjoy.


Nothing beats the classics like a Yo-Yo. If your dad is a big kid at heart he would probably enjoy this too. 201500012524

This is another fun game that could also work well for a Father’s Day gift.

If you would like to learn more about these or other great gifts ideas visit Calendars.com. You can also connect with them on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

What do you think about these ideas? Would any of them make a great gift idea for your dad?

What about something fun to do for the summer? Would the Venus Fly Trap make a good activity for your child?



*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Great gift ideas from Logitech for Father’s Day (giveaway ends 6/28/15)


My husband and children at Disney World.

My husband and children at Disney World.

Father’s Day is fast approaching – have you found the perfect Father’s Day gift for that special man in your life?

I always have a hard time finding a great gift for Father’s Day. It seems that moms are easier to buy for for Mother’s Day than dads are for Father’s Day. Do you find that you have the same problem?

Even though my husband is not my father, he IS the father of my children. Until my kids have jobs and can afford their own gifts I help them out to get my husband the perfect Father’s Day gift from my kids.

My husband is computer tech by trade. He enjoys “techie” things. He also enjoys doing fun and different things – such as going on an adventure. There are plenty of times where we’d just hop in the car with no destination in mind just to see where fate takes us. Usually it’s to a state or local park. That is fine with us since we enjoy the outdoors.

Does your father or that special man in your life enjoy the outdoors and going on adventures? If so I have some great gift suggestions for your. They are all from Logitech.


Logitech X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker

For dad’s who enjoy being outdoors such as barbecuing in the backyard, hanging out by the pool or taking care of his car, a wireless speaker is an awesome idea.

The Logitech X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker is small and compact. It can easily be tucked inside a pocket, backpack or a gym bag. It even come with a little cord that you can use to hang it up.

Logitech speaker

The speaker connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet allowing you to stream music or answer phone calls.

Set up is easy – even a “technologically challenged” person like myself can easily set it up.

It may be small but it “packs a punch.” The sound quality is amazing. I’m impressed. It even provides you with five hours of play time which is a decent amount of time compared to other wireless speakers which provide you with much less time.

My husband enjoys taking these speakers with him where ever he goes, whether it’s the office or just lounging around by our condo complex’s pool.


Logitech Keys-to-Go (for iOS, Android or Windows)

I love this keyboard! It’s perfect for people (like me) who have a hard time typing quickly and accurately on a teeny, tiny keyboard (like the one on your smartphone).

The keyboard is thin and lightweight. You an tuck it into a tote bag, backpack, luggage or even carry it along with your tablet.

The keyboard connects to your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth allowing you to type away on a bigger keyboard. It’s also more comfortable than trying to tab away on an itty bitty tablet keyboard.

When I travel I don’t like to bring my laptop with me. If anything happened to it I would be lost. I prefer to take my tablet because it’s lighter and takes up less room in my luggage. The only problem is that I can’t type too well on the tablet keyboard (on the tablet it’s self). I like the idea of using a separate keyboard that has more of a normal keyboard size and spacing. This is PERFECT for traveling.

If your special man travels a lot or enjoys using his tablet outside, this would be a great gift for him.


Logitech AnyAngle

Does your father, grandfather or husband enjoy watching things on his tablet, such as Netflix or Hulu?

Sometimes it’s easier to prop up your tablet to watch a movie or television show instead of holding it in your hands, especially if you have other things to do.

The Logitech AnyAngle is a must have for those who enjoy watching things on their tablet. The AnyAngle case allows you to set up your device at the perfect viewing position for hands free viewing.

There are even hidden magnets that help to keep the stand secure allowing you to pick up and move your iPad without disrupting your viewing angle.

Here is the keyboard and AnyAngle in action. Please excuse the faux iPad. I have NO CLUE where mine is. My teens have it and it’s most likely under their bed or some place else where it shouldn’t be.


Check out this great video showing the Logitech AnyAngle in action.


If you would like to learn more about these Logitech products please visit Logitech.com. They have many other great gift ideas for Dad.

You can also find the brand on social media including Facebook and Twitter.

Logitech is also hosting a social contest on its Facebook page to celebrate five different types of dads – the living room king, the hardworking professional, the gamer, the trendsetter, and the adventurous and outdoorsy. Anyone who votes for the photo that best represents his/her dad will be entered to win a Father’s Day prize pack to gift their dad this year. I’ve seen the prize packages. They are awesome! I hope you’ll enter.

Logitech has generously offered to give a lucky reader a special Adventurous/Outdoorsy Dad prize package. Thank you Logitech!

The prize package includes the following products;

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 28, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which Logitech product in this prize package you are most excited about?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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A great gift for Dads and grads


Keurig 2.0 brewing system

Mother’s Day has just passed. It’s now time to turn out attention to Father’s Day and another special day for many families – graduation.

Our daughter graduates from high school next month. I can’t believe I have a college bound child. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday she was heading off to Kindergarten for the first time. Back then all she cared about were her toys. These days she wants a car and has her first real job. Sigh…

I have no idea what my kids have planned for Father’s Day. I used to purchase gifts and cards for my kids to give my husband for Father’s Day, but now that my daughter has her own money and my son has his own money too, I think it’s time that they buy their own gifts.

We’re still not sure how we can afford anything for our daughter’s graduation. Her birthday is in a few weeks, as well as senior prom (and graduation). Prom alone is costing us a lot.

If you are looking for gift ideas for Dad, or even a future high school (or college) graduate, I have a gift idea for you – a Keurig brewer.

Many dad’s enjoy a great cup of coffee (or two) in the morning. College students often turn to coffee to help them cram for a big test. When I was in college I drank so much coffee I’m surprised I didn’t bleed coffee. Ha Ha. Going to school full time and holding down two part time jobs – all while maintaining my 3.75 GPA – required that I be able to function on very little sleep. I drank way too much coffee back then.

The Keurig 2.0 brewing system is a great gift option. It provides you with two different brewing options – single cup and multiple cups.

brew size

I normally drink just one cup of coffee in the morning. There are days where I need more than one. I have been known to drink an entire pot of coffee on my own.

Growing up my mom always had a pot of coffee handy for my dad so he could enjoy a cup at any time.

The Keurig 2.0 brewing system allows users to prepare an entire carafe of coffee with the same brewer. All you need is the larger K-cups that were made especially for this brewing system. They look similar to the regular size K-cups, but much larger.


The larger K-cups come in a variety of flavors – 400 to be exact. The K-cups are available from popular brands like Green Mountain, Lipton and Starbucks. You can brew tea and other beverages right into the carafe using the 2.0 brewing system.

The Keurig 2.0 works the same way as the regular Keurig. Make sure it has plenty of water (especially if you are brewing a beverage into the carafe), pop in your favorite K-cup, press the button and wait for the carafe to fill up.

The 2.0 has the ability to read the K-cup you are using and will automatically set it’s self to the optimum brewing settings. You also have the option of making the beverage stronger and changing the cup size. You can choose between 4 ounces up to 30 ounces (carafe).


Depending on which brewer you have the water reservoir will hold between 40 – 8o ounces of water. I appreciate the larger one. It doesn’t need to be filled up as often unless you use the carafe feature a lot.

I have the Keurig 2.0 K550 brewing system. It has the most “bells and whistles.”

  • 10 Brew Sizes
  • 80 oz. Removable Water Reservoir
  • 2.8″ Color Scale Touch display – Large and easy to read.
  • Strength Control – If you like your brew to be stronger, more flavorful, you can select the “strong” brew option.
  • Programmable Controls – Make the brewer do all the work for you.
  • Customizable User Interface
  • Wallpaper – You can change the background on the control panel display from solid colors to designs.
  • Nightlight – The water reserve lights up in your choice of colors. It’s not too bright. It’s just enough light to help you negotiate around your kitchen late at night without putting the kitchen light on.
  • Hot Water on Demand Function – Great to have if you want to brew a cup of traditional tea with a tea bag, or you want hot water for oatmeal.

The Keurig 2.0 is also great for entertaining. Not only could your guests brew their favorite K-cup, you can also brew a whole pot of coffee to serve multiple guests with the same brew. That saves on K-cups too since you need just one to brew the carafe and not multiple K-cups.

The Keurig 2.0 is available in different brewers (different options) and they range from approximately $120 – $200.

I love being able to brew a whole pot (carafe) of coffee. That is my favorite feature when it comes to this brewer. I also like to be able to brew just hot water which I use for oatmeal and “cup of soup” meals.

I am often changing the wallpaper and night light colors. I like the ability to set them up to reflect my mood or personal preferences.

Keurig 2.0

The huge water reserve is great. I hate going to make a cup of coffee and finding that the water level is low. My kids use the brewer too and always neglect to fill it up with water.

The brewer is also attractive looking so it would look great on your counter and not like an “eye sore.”

The ONLY downside to this brewer is that you can only use Keurig branded K-cups. You cannot use generic or “make your own K-cup” types of cups. ONLY Keurig.

For me that is not a problem. The K-cups I buy all the time from Costco are Keurig branded K-cups so the brewer works fine. However I also use K-cups that are not Keurig branded – a vanilla cappuccino that I love and my husband’s favorite dark chocolate hot chocolate. Those cups won’t work in the brewer. That is the only downside, especially because I have several boxes of both of these. Now I can only make them when I visit my father (he has a regular Keurig brewer and not the 2.0).

According to a Consumer Reports article, Keurig is going to make it possible to use a My K-Cup refillable K-cup that will work with the 2.0. That means you can fill it with your favorite coffee (it’s refillable and reusable). If you have older K-cups you could cut them open and pour the contents in the My K-cup and use it like you normally would. So that is an option and I think that makes the 2.0 more appealing.

Other than the K-cup issue I have no qualms about the 2.0. Everything else about it I like.

The Keurig 2.0 can be found at many retail locations.

For more information about this brewer, other Keurig brewers, or K-cups visit www.Keurig.com. Check out all the great colors brewers are available in.

You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

What do you think about the Keurig 2.0? Do you like the idea of brewing a pot full of coffee? Feel free to share your thoughts.



*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Get a Frosty and Give Back with Wendy’s Father’s Day Frosty Weekend Promotion


Wendy's Father's Day Frosty Weekend


Father’s Day is this weekend. It’s a time to celebrate that very special man in your life whether it’s your father, stepfather, grandfather or uncle.

Sometimes it’s not so much the gifts that make Father’s Day special. Sometimes it’s just spending quality time together that matters most. Even something simple as a backyard barbecue, tossing a ball around or enjoying ice cream is all dad needs to feel special.

Speaking of ice cream, Father’s Day weekend (Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15) participating Wendy’s are having a Father’s Day Frosty Weekend promotion. In addition to enjoying some sweet ice cream together your purchases will also help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) which helps over 134,000 children in North America waiting in foster care until they can find their “forever homes”.

I don’t normally post press release information but I will when I feel it’s important enough to share with others.

Get a Frosty. Give back. Wendy’s is making Father’s Day even sweeter with its fan-favorite Father’s Day Frosty Weekend promotion.

Throughout Father’s Day Frosty Weekend – Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15 – participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents from the sale of every Frosty product to support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® (DTFA), an organization that works to help find permanent, loving families for the more than 134,000 children in North America waiting in foster care to be adopted.

“Father’s Day is the perfect time to continue my dad’s legacy to help children in foster care find permanent, loving dads (and moms),” said Wendy Thomas, daughter of Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a boy.

“In the past eight years, Wendy’s has raised more than $12 million through our Father’s Day Frosty weekend program,” said Liz Geraghty, Vice President, Brand Marketing. “This promotion gives us a chance to rally fans around a cause that’s at the core of Wendy’s, and provide our customers with a sweet way to give back to the community.”

To  help shine a light on the life-changing impact of uniting children waiting in foster care with permanent, loving families, Wendy’s is releasing a second video in the “In Their Own Words” video series. The videos show real stories of adoption from the voices of adopted children and their families. William and Elizabeth Wilder, parents to Christopher (12) and Elizabeth (4), share their journey of reuniting two biological siblings into their family through adoption. To view the second video, visit: http://youtu.be/PyoF3dPgAzU.

Wendy’s Father’s Day Frosty Weekend promotion is part of a year-long national cause marketing campaign including national TV and radio advertising, a new multi-media adoption hub, the “In Their Own Words” video series, a blue ribbon icon and in-restaurant quarterly fundraisers.

I think this is a great campaign. I like that they are helping children in foster care to find their own dads that they can one day share an ice cream with. I feel that ALL children deserve a “forever home”.

Wendy’s Frosty Floats and other Frosty treats are delicious too. 🙂

If you would like to learn more about the Father’s Day Frosty Weekend and ways to give back visit www.Wendys.com/Adoption.

For more information about The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption please visit DaveThomasFoundation.org, or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.



*I will be receiving a free Wendy’s gift card in exchange for sharing news about this promotion. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.

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